Research & Development

The Institute of Transplantation not only provides state of the art clinical facilities for the care of patients undergoing the full range of solid organ transplantations, but also provides a tremendous opportunity to propel knowledge in the field of transplantation to the next level through excellence in research and development.

“Our facility is uniquely placed to deliver advances in both basic science research and clinical research transplantation by the translation of innovations into direct patient impact.  The Institute aims to become a flagship Research and Development (R&D) facility for Organ Transplantation across Europe and therefore our R&D strategy will add tremendous value to the substantial investment already made in our infrastructure”.  Professor Andrew Fisher, Academic Director Institute of Transplantation.

Research Excellence in Partnership with Newcastle University

Transplantation is a priority area for Newcastle Biomedicine, the collaborative initiative between the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University. Many of the Trust’s transplant clinicians hold honorary academic appointments at Newcastle University and our academic transplant clinicians hold honorary clinical contracts in the Trust. This collaboration provides unrivalled access to scientific research expertise in transplant immunobiology via the Institute of Cellular Medicine, stem cells and regenerative medicine via the North East Stem Cell Institute and to health services research expertise via the Institute of Health and Society. The University has established a fully equipped research laboratory within the Institute of Transplantation which will provide state of the art facilities for translational research to be conducted. The laboratory will support all research activity based within the Institute of Transplantation and has been specifically designed to facilitate handling of tissue specimens for processing and storage.